Fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds, but some fireworks are allowed in unincorporated areas. Additionally, Mountlake Terrace will have a professional fireworks display on July 3, and Edmonds will have one on July 4.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office offers these tips for pet owners concerned about fireworks noise:
- License and microchip your pet. A license and chip are critical to help ensure a safe return home should your pet escape.
- Consult with a veterinarian if your pet is sensitive to loud noises.
- Make sure your pets and livestock have a safe and secure environment.
- Don’t bring your pet with you to a fireworks display and don’t use fireworks around your pet.
- Provide your pet with a safe, comfortable, and quiet place to go while fireworks are going off.
- Play soothing music or turn on the TV to help mute the sound of fireworks.
- Backyard barbecue standards like citronella candles, matches, alcohol and sunscreen are dangerous to animals and should be keep away from them.
- Check your yard for fireworks debris before allowing your pet out.
- Fireworks often continue after July 4 so ensure your animals have a safe and quiet place to retreat to.